The 1872 Shield Nickel
had a mintage of just 6,036,000. The composition of these coins is copper/nickel. The diameter is 20.5mm. We use strict Photograde standards when grading all of our coins. You can refer to our grading guidelines on the bottom of the main page for the Shield Nickels. Please allow 5 to 7 business days for your order to leave our offices as each coin must be inspected and graded prior to packaging.